Fascism on Film

Two films from 1970, The Conformist and The Garden of Delights, present a harrowing portrait of everyday life under fascism.

Rich Men North of Richmond: Country Hit Captures Rising Class Anger

The explosive popularity of Oliver Anthony’s country song, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” shows that the rising class consciousness and anger in the US isn’t limited to the millions of youth who consider communism their […]

Trouble in Hollywood: Writers Guild on Strike

The crisis of capitalism means there is no job free from the grinding oppression of the profit motive. A victory for the Writers Guild of America would be a victory for the entire working class […]

The Death of the Artist? A Marxist Perspective on AI-Generated Art

With generative AIs reaching new levels of sophistication, some people declare they ought to be thought of as artists in their own right.

How Artists Can Thrive Under Socialism

In this episode of the Socialist Revolution podcast, comrades Erica L and Josh Bennett discuss why it’s so difficult to make it as an artist under capitalism, who is to blame for these problems, and […]

Capitalism Starves Artists, Not Piracy: How Artists Can Thrive Under Socialism

“Piracy versus artists” is a false dichotomy. On the basis of a democratically planned economy cemented by world proletarian revolution, we could generously fund art, film, books, music, and architecture and make them free for […]

“The Godfather” 50 Years On: A Cinematic Masterpiece Tarnished by Profit

It is now 50 years since the release of The Godfather. The film remains a masterpiece, but the third installment of Coppola’s trilogy reveals the suffocating effect of profit on cinema.

Soviet Cinema: Montage, Revolution, and the Fight for Artistic Freedom

The Russian Revolution ushered in a flowering of creative expression in all the arts. Cinema was advanced to new heights by directors who regarded film as a weapon of class struggle.

Music and the Decline of Capitalism

The future of art is linked inextricably to the future of humanity as a whole and the political struggle against capitalism must necessarily find an expression in art.